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WFTL Bytes! for Nov 13, 2008 : Give one get one, Google does stuff, MS vs Linux, Linux vs Linux, and strange things afoot.

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Thursday, November 13, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. In today's news, I cover gift notebooks for children, competition for Linux servers from Redmond, a war that pits Linux against Linux (friend against friend), a bizarro-like world, and proof that Google is always interesting. Oh, and I forgot to turn on the studio lights.

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Amazon to sell OLPC XO with Linux :

Chrome for Linux? Not quite. :

MS releases SBS 2008; can Linux keep up? :

Novell goes after RedHat customers. :

Novell's Faustian Deal :

Novell builds bridges; from RH to SUSE :

World Without Linux :

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OLPCs at Amazon

Last year I had the pleasure of having an OLPC in my home over the holidays, and showed it around to my friends and relatives, who were truly impressed. One told me that the OLPC is built on the technology of tomorrow. Tomorrow is arriving faster than we imagined.

The machine itself isn't made for adults, but I enjoyed playing with it. It would make a super first computer gift to a young child in your family. All children are like sponges in that they willingly explore and learn what they encounter. Children in developing countries are no different, and if an OLPC opens the door to the world, who knows how far the child will go?

This deal at Amazon is a good one.